Ed Feulner is the former president of The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research institute.

My Articles

September 14, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. And another thing: cigarettes. They’re all over the place in many films, markers of an era when smoking was far more common.
August 28, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT
There aren’t many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example.
July 24, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT
President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy.
June 8, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
Utterly shameless. There really is no other way to describe what some unions are trying to pull when it comes to the minimum wage.
May 4, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you hear pundits recall how united we’d became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can’t we be like that again?
April 13, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
“They won’t go to Indiana, but they will go to Saudi Arabia.” That’s Carly Fiorina speaking about Apple CEO Tim Cook and his well-publicized opposition to Indiana’s religious freedom law.
April 6, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT
“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” The words of the First Amendment couldn’t be plainer. Yet more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was written, they remain the subject of fierce debate.
October 21, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
“We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.”
December 19, 2013, 8:56 AM EST
Today, it is no longer beyond the pale to say that capitalism has done more good for more people than any other economic arrangement ever devised by man.
December 16, 2013, 9:29 AM EST
Those who blithely propose large minimum-wage increases are ignoring a basic economic truth: When you raise the cost of something, you slow down the rate at which people purchase it.
December 10, 2013, 4:42 AM EST
To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley, Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trail-blazer. Indeed, to remember Bill -- who would have turned 88 recently -- is to remember modern conservatism's stellar leader.
November 18, 2013, 10:28 AM EST
Hard as it may be to believe, 80 percent of the farm bill being hammered out by the Senate and the House of Representatives is made up not of agriculture programs, but of food stamps.
October 21, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT
Saying government spending is out of control is an understatement on the scale of saying that Michael Jordan was a good basketball player or Babe Ruth hit some home runs.
October 14, 2013, 4:31 AM EDT
When it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print. The ATT has numerous flaws. Start with the most obvious: the fact that it won’t do what it sets out to do -- regulate the flow of arms to and from rogue states.
October 4, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT
One path leads to increased government centralization, fewer parental choices, and a greater role for special interests. The other path leads to increased parental authority and a return to the constitutional principle that education policy is primarily a state and local affair and shouldn’t be set in Washington.
September 27, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT
If we want to promote fairness, we ought to be promoting marriage, particularly among poor Americans. The question is how.
September 7, 2012, 5:15 AM EDT
The bottom line is, as bad as the unemployment figure is, it doesn’t count these Americans who have left the labor force. The economy, in short, is in even worse shape than the official numbers indicate.
August 30, 2012, 7:06 AM EDT
Encouraging trends suggest that the status quo in education won’t necessarily remain the status quo much longer. The trend is flowing away from government control -- and toward parental control.
August 24, 2012, 4:31 AM EDT
No American is guaranteed happiness -- only the right to strive for it. How far you go is up to you. You don’t have to be born in a special class to succeed. That fact is crucial to understanding what truly sets America apart.
August 16, 2012, 5:28 AM EDT
Able-bodied adults on welfare should be required to work, prepare for work, or at least look for a job. That’s not too much to ask. After all, isn’t the whole point of welfare to give people a helping hand, not reduce them to a state of permanent helplessness?